Saturday, December 30, 2006

More on Roulette Computers and Chess Cheats

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope that 2007 brings big profits for all you gamblers, cheaters and whoeverelsers trying to beat the casinos!

It has recently come to my knowledge that the situation concerning the legality of using roulette computers in the UK is even more murky than before. Apparently, depending on who you ask, or which barrister you seek out, there is some degree of illegality to using roulette computers or other devices to predict where the ball will land. However, it is still my opinion and that of most people involved in the practice of UK law that anyone caught using these devices will not be prosecuted to the extent that there is a risk of jail time or serious fine. As the famous (not infamous) Ritz team proved, UK law is not very interested in prosecuting those who simply monitor where the ball will land without affecting that landing. However, if you try to manipulate the ball itself, as that ballsy French team so successfully did at Casino Deauville, you will face harsher penalties in UK courts. As I am told now, sometime in 2007 computers will be declared officially legal--but it won't last. Legislation to illegalize it will then follow. How long this "grace period" will be, I'm not sure. But it will give you enough time to make a killing!

Roulette players are not the only ones using electronic equipment to gain the edge. Now some prospective "Kasparovs" have turned to artificial brainpower. I certainly don't have a problem with innovators using equipment to beat the casinos, but chess champions cheating doesn't sit quite well with me. Shame on them! Here's the article that toppled the king!

Chess Player Banned 10 Years For Cheating With
>Bluetooth, Computer
>>The All India Chess Federation slapped the 10-year
>sanction on a player who had been using a Bluetooth
>device stitched into a cap he typically pulled down
>over his ears.
>By Gregg Keizer
>Dec 27, 2006 11:34 AM
>An Indian chess player was banned Tuesday from
>competition for 10 years after he was caught using a
>Bluetooth headset sewn into a cap earlier this month
>to get help from a computer.
>The All India Chess Federation slapped the 10-year
>sanction on Umakant Sharma, who had been using a
>Bluetooth device stitched into a cap he typically
>pulled down over his ears. According to the
>federation, Sharma's accomplices relayed moves made by
>a computer chess program to him via the Bluetooth
>headset. Bharat Singh Chauhan, the AICF treasurer,
>showed the cap and Bluetooth device at a meeting
>convened Tuesday that decided Sharma's punishment.
>Sharma was found out during a random check at a New
>Delhi tournament Dec. 4; he had been seeded second in
>the tournament.
>The World Chess Federation (Federation Internationale
>des Echecs, or FIDE) bars the use of mobile devices
>during play. "It is strictly forbidden to bring mobile
>phones or other electronic means of communication, not
>authorized by the arbiter, into the playing venue,"
>the group's rules read. "If a player's mobile phone
>rings in the playing venue during play, that player
>shall lose the game."

Monday, November 06, 2006

New Online Poker Room Anti-Cheating Rating Service!

I am currently compiling data to inform you which online poker rooms are the safest and which do the least to combat cheaters. I will be rating the TOP 10 and BOTTOM 10 sites every two weeks, beginning on November 15, 2006. Three types of anti-cheating measures will be evaluated: those against bots, colluders and hackers. As online poker rooms' security staffs are constantly fighting a war against cheaters, these ratings will be changing quite often, and I will stay on top of them for those of you who play online poker.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Is Jamie Gold a bigger thief than me?

We've all heard by now that 2006 grand WSOP champion Jamie Gold has been sued for half his $12 million prize money, but I just saw him playing on TV for the first time, and this guy is OBNOXIOUS! Did you see all that trash talk and the psycho games he was playing on that final table? Man, I don't know the guy from Adam, but I'd bet my last wooden nickel that he's as guilty as the guy sueing him says he is, and that's just from looking at him. If it is indeed true and he gets away with it, then he will have pulled off the greatest con in poker history, better than anything I wrote about in Dirty Poker. So my advice to all you poker players getting involved in these pre-tournament deals that Dirty Poker cast in such a negative light is to get ALL of these arrangements in WRITING! If not, your GOLD could turn to CRAP! Pardon the pun.

I am busy these days working on my new book THE WORLD's GREATEST GAMBLING SCAMS, which should be out in the early spring, 2007. This book should highly entertain you as it will detail the top 10 greatest scams of all time. You will meet the people who pulled them off and see exactly how they did it, those with electronic gizmos and those with nothing more than wit and balls.

On the world cheating front, for some reason there seems to be a lot going on in Australia these past few weeks. I've heard that a new Italian roulette-pastposting team is on the loose Down Under. I'm wondering if they're descendants of the Italian wheelmasters I knew over the years. They have a really great sliding-chip move that is one of the best I've ever seen. I've also gotten word from surveillance people that my lovely Savannah (roulette move) waltzed through the same casinos. Again, she beat the pants off the wheels and those lucky guys escorting her had no problems. They were using $1,000 Aussie chips, not the $5,000 American chocolates I used, but certainly worth the trip.

Stay cool, and I'll be back with an update soon.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Cheating at 2006 WSOP, Identity Theft, Inc., World's Greatest Gambling Scams

Has anyone heard about the chip-cheating incident just two tables from the final table at the championship event? I hadn't until a reader e-mailed me about it. I researched it, and apparently it was true, but I didn't get all the details. During a count of the chips it was found that there were several chips too many in play, but I don't know if particular players were accused. What I do know is that the WSOP chip-cheating I wrote about in Dirty Poker is going on all over. And with the WSOP, this makes two consecutive years chip-cheating was discovered. In 2005, it happened twice! If anyone has more details on this, I'd appreciate your letting me know.

My new book Identity Theft, Inc. should be in the stores this week. It's already available online for less.

I am also working on what will be my fourth book called "The World's Greatest Gambling Scams." You bet, it will be about exactly what the title says! The inside stories of the best ten gambling scams of all time.

Hope everyone had a great summer!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Identity Theft, Inc. My new book!

Hey, everyone, hope you've all had a great summer! I've been busy preparing for the release of my new book, "Identity Theft, Inc." It's available on Amazon now, and you will love the stories in it how I helped rip off casinos for big-time cash through identity theft. And there's a helluva lot more than casino rip-offs in this book! More about it soon.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

How a Simple Fart ruined a Million-Dollar Scam! You Gotta Love This!


Can a fart spoil a million-dollar scam? Just ask Mumbles and Wheels, two elderly casino grifters who’d been grinding it out for fifty years in Vegas’s dingy downtown gambling joints before discovering the power of a fart. Mumbles had lost his voice to throat cancer and Wheels his legs to shrapnel in the Great War supposed to end all wars. But this did not hinder their old-age ingenuity. They came up with the greatest dice-switching scam in the history of craps, a perfect plan with each minutia examined the way the allies must have studied coordinates for Operation Overlord before their D-Day landing on Omaha Beach. At the precise moment, with all the diversions and distractions in place, the legitimate dice were switched out of play and replaced by their “tumblers.” But one distraction they didn’t count on during Mumbles’ first fateful throw of their crooked dice, on which they’d bet their entire bankroll, was that Wheels would blow a silent but deadly fart from his wheelchair at the crucial moment of release. Mumbles, overcome by the smell, threw the crooked dice too hard and they skidded over the table’s wall and out of play on the floor beyond. Amazingly enough, the dice retrieved by a craps shooter at the opposite end of the table from the two old-timers were not the ones Mumbles had tossed but his own crooked dice that worked on an entirely different principle from those of Mumbles and Wheels. He, too, was a professional dice-switcher and had capitalized on Mumbles’ errant throw to sneak his own crooked cubes into the game. Unfortunately for Mumbles and Wheels they did not notice this, and when Mumbles rolled the other guy’s crooked dice, expecting a seven, they came up “snake-eyes,” causing them to crap out and lose their entire bankroll on that very first roll of their scam. All because of a fart. Had Wheels been able to restrain himself they probably would have become millionaires instead of going to the grave broke.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Underworld Series of Poker

In just a few weeks, the 2006 WSOP kicks off, which of course means that its underbelly, the Underworld Series of Poker, begins right along with it. For those of you who've read "Dirty Poker," you know what I'm talking about and what to look for. For those of you who haven't, I suggest you get your copy now! You can read about all the professional tournament cheating syndicates that will be out there to rig the events in their favor. The same big names are right in the thick of it. If you're playing, be careful, and keep your eyes on the other players' stacks. Don't forget the phony chips that were found in players' stacks twice in last year's tournament, in the same event. Believe me, that was no coincidence, even though the tournament directors blew off both incidents as "accidents." Come on, gimme a break! In "Dirty Poker" I tell the true story about how the cheating syndicates use counterfeit chips to increase their dishonest edge.

Read all about it and good luck!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Breaking Vegas in Canada!

Hey, all you Canadian casino cheaters and casino detectives! The Discovery Channel is going to air the "Breaking Vegas" episode called "The Ultimate Cheat." We all know who he is, right? Check out the show on Thursday night, June 8th at 10 pm EST. It will be repeated four times in the days after that. You can see the schedule by going to the Discovery Channel Canada's website. The show was really well done and is quite enjoyable. It shows my history leading up to the development of my famed "Savannah" move. But please don't sneak out to the casino during a commercial to do her!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

New Savannah Move!

I very often get mail from readers of my books who want to know my opinion about some particular cheating move they've invented... "Will this work?" they ask, or "How dangerous is it?"... "Have you ever thought of anything similar???"

Well, never once has anyone proposed a new move that I thought would work and be worth it...Until now!

Yes, I have heard from a prospective casino cheater who has come up with a new move based on my famous Savannah move. He calls it the "Reverse Savannah Solo" and it is viable. Actually, it's such a good move I can't believe I never thought of it myself!

I have invited him to my seminars to show off his new move. He asked me if I wanted a percentage! I told him absolutely not. Anyone creative enough to come up with a viable casino cheating move has free sway at my seminars and owes me nothing even if I inspired him to develop a new cheating move!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

More Bullshit on TV!

Is anybody out there getting sick of watching Mike The Mouth Matesow and Phil Hellmuth make believe they're gonna fly over the poker table and grab each other's throat? Okay, maybe they don't love each other, but let's not believe for a second that their little intense rivalry at the table is nothing more than a staged acting job to boost TV ratings. Come on, this stuff is a knockoff of the World Wrestling Federation. And I wouldn't believe anything Matesow says or does. After all, the guy's a convicted drug felon!

How 'bout Phil Ivey and the five other top pros supposedly putting up $10 mil each in that winner-take-all freezeout in Australia this July? Anybody out there believe that's for real? Sounds like another big hype job to me: poker/movie stars getting paid for their roles and getting more endorsements from it all...TV ratings skyrocketing. Does Phil Ivey have $10 million bucks? If he does, would he really risk it in a freezeout playing against five other players of roughly the same skill as he? Come on, we're not all idiots out here!!! Maybe Chris Ferguson can sell us a few beers from inside a refrigerator, but no one is selling me on that mega-bullshit tournament!

The other night, I saw a so-called huge-stakes "cash game" on the GSN channel with Ted Forrest, Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein and others with bricks of $100 bills totalling millions in cash on the table. Supposedly Forrest lost several hundred grand in one pot...REAL MONEY! Oh yeah, sure! How 'bout REAL BULLSHIT. Like any of these guys isn't playing on TV for the sole purpose of endorsements or to push their books and DVDs. Believe me, no one is losing a penny in these TV games.

It's all getting ridiculous, and to think there are people that think I'm crazy! No, I'm just a cheater, and I know when the public is being cheated!!!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

First Month of Dirty Poker

My book "Dirty Poker" has been out a month now. It's doing quite well, and thank you for your support.

Of course with a controversial book like this, not everyone is going to like it, especially those affiliated with the online poker sites. In fact, there has been an active collusion between several of the major online poker rooms and the poker portal to squash my book, of which I have documented evidence. The book was reviewed by, and it was a stellar review, but mysteriously it never appeared on their site after "Rifka," the chief editor, stated that "Dirty Poker" would receive its own web page on their site...Funny, huh?

On Sunday, April 16, the New York Times published a major article on the poker craze in which they mentioned my book as well as an interesting tidbit on Doyle Brunson. Apparently the old legend of poker is under investigation by the SEC for manipulating the price of World Poker Tour Enterprises stock.

I tell ya, like I say in the book, there are a lot of crooks out there in the poker world!

I'm waiting for the UK newspaper the Mail On Sunday to release an article about Dirty Poker.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Dirty Poker released in US!

Get it now on It will be in the stores in the next two weeks. Hope you all enjoy reading this book as much as I did writing it.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Dirty Poker is out in UK!

My book on universal poker cheating, online and off, comes out today. I hope you enjoy it and also find it educational.

It will be out in the US the 15th.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Catch both my interviews with George Knapp

Here are the direct links:

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Las Vegas Interview--Part Two

Catch part two of my interview with George Knapp tonight, either live at 5p.m. PST in Vegas, or at afterward. Follow the link to Dirty Poker and watch the video.

The first part of the interview looked and sounded great!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

My TV interview with George Knapp in Las Vegas

Hi, everyone:

On their Monday night evening news at 11pm, Klas TV Channel 8 in Las Vegas will air the interview I did with award-winning investigative reporter George Knapp about all the corruption and cheating going on at the World Series of Poker, at World Poker Tour events and online. George's specialty is breaking news stories whose protagonists don't want you to hear. We talk about my new book DIRTY POKER, THE POKER UNDERWORLD EXPOSED, which tells the bland truth about the poker-cheating syndicates that rule the World Series of Poker and other major poker tournaments around the world, and the massive cheating and fraud that takes place in online poker. The online poker rooms are very upset with me and are looking to put me out of business. They don't want you to know what I am exposing.

For those of you not living in Las Vegas, you can link up to the interview at The book is available at now, and will be in stores by late March.

This is big stuff!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

TV Show: World's Greatest Gambling Scams Begins Monday Night

Hey, cheaters and honest gamblers:

If you're in the UK, the Challenge TV series "The World's Greatest Gambling Scams" begins Monday night, February 20th. It's a 10-part series, and I will be featured in many of them. Don't miss it. I've seen the tapes and they are very well done.

Also, you UK readers might see articles on me this weekend in the Saturday Times and the Mail On Sunday magazine Live Night and Day. It's all about my career cheating casinos and my opinions about rampant poker cheating both online and in major tournaments including the WSOP.

Check out the March issue of Inside Edge Magazine. Great article about online poker cheating.

Of course, read my book "Dirty Poker" due out in early March.

For those of you in the US, check out the KLAS TV Web site On February 27th, you can see me doing an interview with George Knapp, the award-winning investigative reporter who broke the Area 51 story. If you live in Vegas, you can see the broadcasts on the news.

I'll be back soon,

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Super Cheaters Bowl!

Hi, everybody:

Today being Super Bowl Sunday, it's also the Super Bowl for cheaters, who, you can bet, will be out hitting the casinos as the Seahawks and Steelers are hitting the field. My old cheating partners Pat and Balls should be out laying down a few Savannahs ($10,000 moves). As a matter of fact, I remember Super Bowl Sunday, 1999, at the Las Vegas Hilton, where I scored a few touchdowns of my own, if you know what I mean...!

Get ready for my big Poker-cheating book, DIRTY POKER, THE POKER UNDERWORLD EXPOSED, which will be out in early March. It will tell you about the big-time poker-cheating syndicates that rule the WORLD SERIES OF POKER and other major tournaments worldwide, and you will read about all the high-tech cheating going on ONLINE, and I'm not just talking about "bots." I'm talking about really serious stuff!

For those of you in the UK, don't miss the February 19th edition of the men's magazine LIVE NIGHT AND DAY, which is a supplement in the MAIL ON SUNDAY newspaper. There's a big feature article on my career as the NUMERO UNO casino cheater this century. Also, on February 20th begins a 10-part series on CHALLENGE TV called THE WORLD'S GREATEST GAMBLING SCAMS. Yours truly is the subject of a whole bunch of 'em. Don't miss it, as you will SEE ME doing the actual moves, no cheap re-creations, I promise. I will post again shortly.

Enjoy the game.